Normal life in Chandel District was paralysed today due to the 48hrs Hill Districts bandh called by the United Naga Council (UNC) from last midnight.
The bandh supporters under the aegis of Chandel Naga Peoples’ Organization (CNPO) blocked the Imphal-Moreh section of National Highway at Lamkang Khunou Village and District Headquarters Road at Liwachangning village near Laishokching Lamkhai by piling of woods.
Since early in the morning, the bandh supporters enforced the bandh and prohibited vehicular movement along the said roads. However, vehicles carrying patient and religious related vehicles were exempted from the purview of the bandh.
At Chandel District head quarters, shops and economic establishments down their shutters, Government offices recorded low attendance and educational institutions were also closed during the bandh.
It may be mentioned that the United Naga Council (UNC) has called 48-hour general strike in all the hill districts of Manipur from February 4 midnight to February 6 midnight in continuation of its previous demands and democratic movement.